Defiance comes as interim government announces plans for presidential election after bloody revolt.
Thousands besiege president’s office as anger over spiralling prices explodes into political violence.
Higher electricity bills and tougher penalties for arrears are putting pressure on household consumers. By Nazarali Pirnazarov in Dushanbe
Poor people to be cushioned against price rises, but authorities insist everyone else must pay realistic share of energy costs. By Ainagul Abdrakhmanova in Bishkek
Shame culture leads women to accept cruel treatment in the home rather than resorting to courts.
Education proposals aired at IWPR events to be incorporated into parliamentary report. By Dina Tokbaeva in Bishkek
Kyrgyz advisory body on safety of journalists considering findings of IWPR reports on demise of investigative reporting. By Dina Tokbaeva in Bishkek
Attempts to forge region-wide consensus undermined by continuing mistrust. By Daulet Kanagatuly in Almaty, Inga Sikorskaya and Dina Tokbaeva in Bishkek, and Lola Olimova in Dushanbe
New watchdog designed to monitor “destructive” website content, but could that include political debate as well as extremist literature? By Milana Orazbekova in Almaty
New watchdog designed to monitor “destructive” website content, but could that include political debate as well as extremist literature?